MiNEMA Winter School 2009

March 23-26, 2009
Göteborg, Sweden



Antonio Loureiro

Antonio Loureiro is a professor of Computer Science at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Prof. Loureiro holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada, 1995. In the last 10 years he has lectured regularly on ubiquitous computing and wireless sensor networks, presented tutorials at international conferences, published more than 100 papers in journals and conferences, supervised many graduate students, and involved in research projects related to his research interests.

Francisco Martins

Francisco Martins is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Francisco received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences) in 2006, his M.Sc. (by research) in Computer Science at University of Azores in 2000, and his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Azores in 1995. His current interestes include Concurrency theory, Mobile Computing, Type Systems, and Programming Languages.

Mirco Musolesi

Mirco Musolesi is a Research Associate affiliated both with the Department of Computer Science, University College London and the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where he is a member of the Networking and Operating Systems research group. Previously, from October 2005 to August 2007 he was a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University College London and from September 2007 to August 2008 he was an ISTS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dartmouth College. He received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London and a Master in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna. His research interests lie in the broad area of mobile systems and networking (with a current focus on mobility modeling, sensing systems based on mobile phones and delay tolerant networking). More information about his research profile can be found at the following URL: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mm753

Filipe Araújo

Filipe Araújo graduated in 1996 and received his M.Sc. degree in 1999 from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Lisboa. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra and a researcher of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra. He was also a Teaching Assistant in the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal and in the University of Lisboa. His research interests include wireless ad hoc networks, peer-to-peer systems and grid systems.

Eric Ruppert

Eric Ruppert was educated at the University of Toronto, where he completed his Ph.D. in computer science in 1999. He spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University and then returned to Canada to teach at York University, where he is now an associate professor. He has also been a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

Silvia Giordano

Prof. Silvia Giordano holds a PhD. from EPFL, Switzerland. She is currently the head of the Networking Lab (NetLab) in the Institute of System for Informatics and Networking (ISIN), and as direction member of ISIN, at the University of Applied Science - SUPSI in Ticino, Switzerland. She is teaching several courses in the area of: Networking, Wireless and Mobile Networking, Quality of Services and Networks Applications. She is co-editor of the book ”Mobile Ad Hoc Networking” (IEEE-Wiley 2004). She has published extensively on journals, magazines and conferences in the areas of quality of services, traffic control, wireless and mobile ad hoc networks. She has participated in several European ACTS/IST projects and European Science Foundation (ESF) activities. Since 1999 she serves as Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, and is currently editor of the series co-editor of the new Series on Ad Hoc And Sensor Networks of the IEEE Communication Magazine. She is also editor of Ad hoc networks journal and Computer Communications journal by Elsevier, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks journal, Ocpscience, Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (JUCI) and Journal of Autonomic and Trusted Computing (JoATC) both by American Scientific Publishers (ASP), and Mediterranean Journal of Computer and Networks, SoftMotor. She was already co-editor of several special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine and Baltzer MONET and Cluster Computing on mobile ad hoc networking and QoS networking. She is general chair of WoWMoM 2009, program co-chair of IEEE PERCOM 2009, was program co-chair of IEEE VTC-Fall 2008, IEEE MASS 2007, workshop chair of IEEE WOWMoM 2007, tutorial chair of MobiHoc 2006, general chair of IEEE WONS 2005, organizer of IEEE Persens 2005-2009 workshop, IEEE AOC2005-2009 workshop and ACM Mobihoc SANET workshop 2007-2008 and is/was on the executive committee and TCP of several international conferences, and serves as reviewer on transactions and journals, as well as for several important conferences. Silvia Giordano is a member of IEEE Computer Society, ACM and IFIP WG 6.8. Her current research interests include wireless and mobile ad hoc networks, QoS and traffic control.

Johnathan Ishmael

Dr. Johnathan Ishmael is a researcher at Lancaster University and works in the area of computer communication and distributed systems. His current research activities are focused around the EU FP7 project P2P-Next. Looking at future multimedia distribution technologies and their impact on heterogeneous networks. Previous to this he has also worked on the EU FP6 ENTHRONE project, providing end-to-end QoS guarantees to the core of the Internet. During his PhD studies Johnathan investigated the deployment of Community Wireless Mesh Networks and the emerging requirements for autonomic management and control. His teaching duties involve both BSc and MSc levels and includes lecturing on Contemporary Operating Systems and Multimedia Content Networking courses.

Hugo Miranda

Hugo Miranda is an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon where he teaches courses on Computer Systems Organisation like Computer Networks and Distributed Fault Tolerance. He has a PhD (2007) in Informatics by the University of Lisbon. He co-authored more than 30 papers mostly in distributed fault tolerance and data dissemination in mobile ad hoc networks. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE.

Benoît Garbinato

Benoît Garbinato is a professor in computer science at the University of Lausanne, where he leads the Distributed Object Programming Lab. In the nineties, he contributed to the emerging research trend on separation concerns and protocol composition in fault-tolerant distributed systems, as part of his Ph.D. thesis. He then worked in the industry, first for the research lab of UBS in Zurich (Ubilab), where he lead the software engineering group, and later for Sun Microsystems' professional services, as senior software architect. Since his return to the academic world, his research and teaching activities focus on the design and implementation of adequate programming abstractions for emerging distributed architectures, such as pervasive and mobile systems.

Roberto Baldoni

Roberto Baldoni is Full Professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In the past he has been visiting Professor at INRIA, Cornell Univ. and EPFL. He is the founder of MIDdleware LABoratory (MIDLAB) and he has been PI of several large national and european research projects. Currently he is the the coordinator person of SM4ALL an EU project designing middleware infrastructures for Networked Embedded Systems and he is the Technical CoDirector of COMIFIN an EU project on the protection of the Financial Infrastructure. Recently, he has been the General Chair of DEBS 2008. This year he is the PC-Chair of the track on "Reliable and Dependable Systems" at ICDCS08. Roberto Baldoni is a member of the IFIP WG 10.4 and of the steering committees of DEBS and Autonomics conferences. Finally, he belongs to the Scientific Committee of Sapienza Innovazione where he is Director of the "Joint-Lab on Security Research"

Gian Pietro Picco

Gian Pietro Picco is an Associate Professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione (DISI) at University of Trento, Italy. Previously, he has been on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA (1998-1999) and Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1999-2006). The goal of his current research is to ease the development of modern distributed systems through the design and implementation of appropriate programming abstractions and of communication protocols efficiently supporting them. His work spans the research fields of software engineering, middleware, and networking, and is oriented in particular towards wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and large-scale distributed systems. More information at http://disi.unitn.it/~picco.

Paul Grace

Paul Grace is a senior research associate in the Computing Department at Lancaster; he has also worked as a researcher in the Computer Science department at K.U. Leuven. He received a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. from Lancaster University in 2004 and 2000 respectively, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of York. He has significant experience in the design and development of adaptive systems software and was the primary architect of ReMMoC, a reconfigurable middleware solution for mobile devices. He is also the lead developer of Gridkit which uses overlay networks to support heterogeneity. His research interests include adaptive software, aspect-oriented programming, reflection, middleware, and mobile/ pervasive computing. He has served on many international conference PCs and has published over 50 articles in the field of middleware and distributed systems.

Patrick Eugster

Patrick Eugster is an assistant professor at Purdue University where he conducts research on programming languages and distributed systems. Particular interests include programming language support for wide area and wireless settings. Before that, Patrick held positions as research associate and lecturer at both Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne and Zurich, and worked as a senior software architect for Sun Microsystems. Patrick holds an MS degree and a PhD degree both from EPFL. Patrick's current research is sponsored by several grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and has received twice the prize of excellence from EPFL as a graduate student, once for research and once for teaching. At Purdue University Patrick is a core member of the Secure Software Systems (C3) laboratory, and is affiliated with the renowned Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Mélanie Bouroche

Mélanie Bouroche is a Research Fellow in the Distributed Systems Group of the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin. She was awarded a "Diplome d'Ingénieur en Télécommunications" by INP Grenoble, France in 2003, an M.Sc. in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems) from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Her research interests include distributed systems, and in particular, middleware for sentient computing, and real-time coordination of mobile autonomous entities. Mélanie's thesis presents an approach to systematically translating system-wide safety constraints into requirements on the behaviour of autonomous mobile entities. Since her PhD is finished, Mélanie is working on networked and embedded systems for intelligent transportation systems (ITS).

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